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... an author whose pregnancy of imagination and elegance of language have
deservedly set him high in the ranks of literature ; but his zeal of friendship , or
ambition of eloquence , has produced a funeral oration rather than an history : he
Such are the accidents , which , sometimes remembered , and perhaps
sometimes forgotten , produce that particular designation of mind , and
propensity for some certain science or employment , which is commonly called
Genius . The true ...
While he was yet at school he produced a comedy called “ Love ' s Riddle , ”
though it was not published till he had been some time at Cambridge . This
comedy is of the pastoral kind , which requires no acquaintance with the living
world , and ...
The desire of plea fing has in different men produced actions of heroism , and
effusions of wit ; but it seems as reasonable to appear the champion as the poet
of an “ airy nothing , ” and to quarrel as to write for what Cowley might have
At the same time were produced from the fame university , the two great Poets ,
Cowley and Milton , of diffimilar genius , of opposite principles ; but concurring in
the cultivation of Latin poetry , in which the English , till their works and May ' s ...
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The Lives of the English Poets: And a Criticsm of Their works stands out as one of the earliest types of antogies. it is highyly probable that this book became a model for us, anthology writers, to produce a certain kind of anthologies including biography and works of certain authors. therefore, this book is very important in terms of its pioneer position in these kinds of analytical books